Discovery Day – 11th March

Are you interested in the environment? Looking to learn something new? Maybe you’re looking to study on a more practical course where you can learn outdoors and in context…

Then come along to our free Discovery Day at Hay Castle from 10am – 2pm on Saturday 11th March!


We will be showcasing our educational offers, including our one-year-long NVQ’s in partnership with NPTC Group of Colleges*:

– Level 2 in Regenerative Horticulture

– Level 2 in Sustainable Coppicing and Greenwood Trades

– Level 2 in Nature Recovery (NEW!)

Come and learn about our brand-new degree course: BA (Hons) Sustainable Futures: Arts, Ecology and Systems Change.

These courses are practical, hands-on, and multi-disciplined, which will help you develop a sustainable and rewarding career! Read more about the course content by following the links above.

What to Expect? 

Our Discovery Day will provide you with an insight into what BMC can offer you, as well as giving you the opportunity to get involved in our interactive activities.

  • Watch demonstrations
  • Take part in hands-on woodworking activities and have a go on the ‘Shave Horse’ (weather permitting)
  • Meet and greet some of our fabulous, knowledgeable NVQ and Higher Education tutors
  • Meet and chat to some of our 2022 NVQ students
  • Find out more information on our brand-new degree programme and our new NVQ Level 2 in Nature Recovery!
  • Find out about our past, present and future one-day and residential short courses, and buy your tickets
  • Join us on a short Farm and Accommodation tour after the event at 3pm
  • Refreshments available


Scheduled Sessions:

10am – Welcome and refreshments

10.30am – 11.30am – NVQs in Regenerative Horticulture, Sustainable Coppicing and Greenwood Trades and Nature Recovery

  • Discover more about the course content and meet the tutors
  • Get involved in some interactive activities
  • Come and have a go on the ‘Shave Horse’ (weather permitting)
  • Q&A
  • Find out some information on our new NVQ – Nature Recovery – launching September 2023!

11.30am – Higher Education

1.30pm – Employers Panel

  • Speak to potential employers who will answer the question “why would we hire a graduate of the BA (Hons) Sustainable Futures: Arts, Ecology and Systems Change?”
  • Learn more about Year 3 of the Degree where you will complete work experience to help launch you into your career. Our ‘Employers Panel’ is there to talk to you about work placement partnerships, potential opportunities available after you graduate, and how we can support you in your future career.

3pm – Tours

  • After the event is over, meet us at Talgarth Car Park at 3pm to tour our farm campus and local accommodation options!
  • We will be visiting a brand-new block of flats that we have on offer for September 2023, a shared 4-bedroom farmhouse (Upper Genffordd), and our Farm campus Troed-yr-Harn.


Lock in your place now by emailing or just come along on the day! We welcome those of all ages.

*Known as Practical Horticulture, Work-Based Trees and Timber & Countryside and Environment (C&G)
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